StAngus wrote: ↑Fri Jul 26, 2019 08:14
Will the mapping files be backwards compatible moving forward or will all VJs be required to be running the same version to load the mapping files?
We will always provide backward compatibility for files created with previous versions. If you save a file in version 7.0.1 you will still be able to open it in version 7.0.3, 7.1.0, 7.5.0, etc. If we're going to make changes to the file format that require a conversion, we will provide a conversion step similar to how v6 files can be converted into v7.
What i think you're worried about though is forward compatibility, which is when v7.0.3 tries to load a v7.5.0 file. We cannot guarantee this to work. We aren't actively limiting loading of a 'file from the future'. What this means is that if the v7.5.0 file contains all the information v7.0.3 needs and it's in the correct location, it will be able to load it.
However, if that v7.5.0 file contains information on some imaginary feature, we wont be able to support that feature in v7.0.3.
SiNiSon wrote: ↑Sat Jul 27, 2019 19:38
just wondering if there are any core improvements to performance or media handling?
The notes mention OpenGL 4.1, we're using this for example to reduce trigger stutter. Some work has also been done on low performance when multiple outputs like capture cards , dmx lumiverses or virtual screens are used. You'll also notice major improvements to the recorder's performance. OpenGL 4.1 unlocks many new features for us which we'll be using to improve handling in the future as well. Maybe i'm working on using some of these as we speak